"Compassionomics provides the evidence that one simple tool, compassion, can affect not only the outcomes for our patients, but also the financial health of our organizations and the well-being of our providers."
— Donald Berwick, MD
President emeritus, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?
A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma center only to be discharged and fatally struck by a car while walking home from the hospital. Could a lack of compassion from the hospital staff have been a factor in her death?
Compelling new research shows that health care is in the midst of a compassion crisis.
In Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference, physician scientists Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli uncover the eye-opening data that compassion could be a wonder drug for the 21st century. Now, for the first time ever, a rigorous review of the science — coupled with captivating stories from the front lines of medicine—demonstrates that human connection in health care matters in astonishing ways. Never before has all the evidence been synthesized together in one place. You will see compelling evidence that:
Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPHFollow
Physician Scientist | Professor, Chair & Chief of Medicine @cooperhospital @coopermedschool | Author of #COMPASSIONOMICS | Inquiries: https://t.co/IsPhmPskuN
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: Helping others helps yourself - The Washington Post @zakijam https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/we-volunteer-to-help-others-but-research-shows-how-much-it-helps-us-too/2020/01/10/7b365ee2-331b-11ea-9313-6cba89b1b9fb_story.html
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: An often overlooked factor in preventing/treating #burnout in healthcare: Studies show better relationships with patients promote #resilience and are actually protective. #MedEd #MedTwitter
Physician Burnout Is Widespread - WSJ https://www.wsj.com/articles/physician-burnout-widespread-especially-among-those-midcareer-report-says-11579086008
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: Going way back (1995). Want to reduce #readmissions among #homeless patients? Try this:
A randomised trial of #compassionate care for the homeless in an emergency department. - PubMed - NCBI #MedEd #MedTwitter @TheIHI https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7723543/
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: #Physicians who do not experience #compassion satisfaction (i.e. no fulfillment from treating patients with compassion) take more sick days and medical leaves of absence. #MedEd #MedTwitter @theSCCH @GoldFdtn
#COMPASSIONOMICS DAILY: In a busy outpatient clinic researchers measured how long it takes for physicians to hear and respond to patients when an opportunity for compassion arises. On average: 31.5 seconds. #Compassion does *not* take a lot of time. #meded
"This book is a vital step forward in transforming health care as we know it."
Senator William H. Frist, MD
Transplant surgeon and former Republican Senate majority leader